Favorite Day Trips from Milan {Parma}

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Exploring is such a lovely way to spend a day, don’t you think? Whenever we can, we pull out the map, pick a spot and go. Come with me as I share our favorite day trips from Milan!


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Lately we’ve had the itch to explore more areas near us. And by we, I mean Chris and I. (The kids are in rebellion against more travel. Silly them.)

Time is flying by and our wish list of places to visit, experience & taste just continues to grow.

A couple of weekends ago we decided to head to Parma, a town we had skirted the edges of when we met up with Angelo for our foodie day in the hills surrounding Parma- but had never returned to explore the town itself.

Let me just say this.

Parma, I had no idea how lovely you are!


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Well Hello, 2015!


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Happy Happy New Year friends!

How are you? Anyone else in shock that it is January already?

It has definitely caught me by surprise. December was such a blur for us with friends and family visiting from America, illness that knocked half of us down for a week and some wonderful travel.

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Merry Christmas from Milan!

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Merry Christmas to you dear friends, from Milan!

We are staying in Italy this year for the holidays, embracing our time here and attempting to immerse ourselves in Italian Christmas- head to toe!

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Thanks + Giving.

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Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite.

It hasn’t always been. When I was younger, I was all about Christmas- the shopping and wrapping and decorating and cooking. And then one year, (about 3 years into being a parent, if I’m really honest)- I realized how wonderfully freeing and lovely Thanksgiving was.

It was a day of simply being together. Cooking together, playing games, always watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, and giving thanks. The biggest worry of the day was trying to time all the food correctly so everything would be served and hot at the same time. Ha!

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